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Ireland / Looking for William Wilson
« on: Tuesday 02 November 10 09:11 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find out where my Gt-Gt-Gt-Grandfather William Wilson came from - can anybody help?

I know he lived in Dublin city centre, close to Trinity College, and he had his own Blacksmith's forge.  He died in January 1897, at the age of 79, so I presume he was born about 1818 (if his age is accurate of course!), and is buried in the graveyard in St. Mark's Parish Church.

Shaw's Directory of 1850 records "Wilson and Kelly" working as Horse Shoers in Princes Street South. I am guessing this is him, but to date I haven't been able to trace William back before this period.

I know he was married to Harriet, probably early 1840s, and they had several children whilst living around the Townsend Street area.  According to the gravestone in St. Mark's, William's mother was Elizabeth, who died in 1863. William's stepfather, John Taylor, is also buried there.

Does this information seem familiar to anyone out there?  Or has anyone any ideas where I might look next?  Thanks...  :-)

World War One / South Irish Horse at the Curragh Camp?
« on: Thursday 27 August 09 22:40 BST (UK)  »
I believe that my great-grandad, John Wilson, may have been stationed at the Curragh Camp during WW1, although it is only family history - I have no exact dates or information to back it up.  Originally from South Dublin City Centre, my Dad believes John first joined the South Irish Horse when they were based at Beggars Bush Barracks, which would have been just down the road. The Wilsons were farriers by trade, and by the end of the war, apparently John had been promoted to Farrier Serjent.

Can anyone confirm if some of the South Irish Horse were stationed at the Curragh, or would he have been dispatched to join another regiment / battalion to be at the Curragh??

Lancashire / Ivy Farm, Aigburth Road
« on: Friday 20 March 09 21:03 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to find details about Ivy Farm, which was located somewhere along the Aigburth Road, if anyone can help?  It is the address given on my great-grandfather's marriage certificate, where he was working in 1903 as a footman.

Looking at the 1901 census, I have found listed details for Ivy House, Ivy House Farm, Ivy House Lodge and Ivy Cottage, all in Toxteth Park, but as he is not named, I suspect he wasn't there at that time.

I would be very grateful if anyone can point me in the direction of where I might be able to look to find out more about the farm and where along the Aigburth Road it was.

Thanks in advance, Sara.  :-)

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